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Michael Antonovich

Michael Antonovich

Center
BIRTHDATE: October 18, 1951
BIRTHPLACE: Calumet, MN, United States
DRAFTED: MNS / 1971 NHL Amateur Draft
ROUND: 9th   (113th overall)
CHL Second All-Star Team (1982) Selected by Minnesota (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota (NHL) after Minnesota (WHA) franchise folded, March 10, 1976. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota (WHA), after being released by Minnesota (NHL), September, 1976. Traded to Edmonton (WHA) by Minnesota (WHA) with Jean-Louis Levasseur, Bill Butters, Dave Keon, Jack Carlson, Steve Carlson and John McKenzie for cash, January, 1977. Traded to New England (WHA) by Edmonton (WHA) with Bill Butters for Brett Callighen and Ron Busniuk, February, 1977. Signed as a free agent by Hartford, October 17, 1979. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, November 25, 1981. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, October 1, 1982.
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I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday